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Al Kooper

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The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper (CBS KGP6)

Review by Miles, International Times, 28 March 1969

Recorded September 26-28, 1968, San Francisco. ...

Al Kooper: You Never Know Who Your Friends Are (Columbia CS 9855)

Review by Miles, International Times, 5 December 1969

NO LONGER standing alone Al Kooper has found some friends. Now he is less self-conscious, more self-confident and it shows because this album is nice. ...

Al Kooper, Blood Sweat & Tears creator and Dylan sideman, brought brass and jam sessions back

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 16 January 1971

WHEN IT comes to the subject of owning-up-time, I suppose we've all got to admit to having a dusty, decaying skeleton hanging up in our ...

Al Kooper: Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Todd Everett, Phonograph Record, February 1971

MAKING HIS first Southern California appearance as a single after three previous attempts, Al Kooper proved that the wait wasn't worthwhile. Whatever his stature is ...

The (Almost) Complete History of Al Kooper

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, October 1971

Tell me about the first Supersession.Well the concept came from that Grape Jam album (given free with Wow in the States but not released here), ...

Who The Hell Are Lynyrd Skynyrd?

Profile and Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc, 16 February 1974

LYNYRD SKYNYRD is, in fact, a used-car salesman somewhere in Florida. At least, he doesn't spell his name quite like that – the band had ...

Al Kooper: Sweetheart Of The South

Interview by John Tobler, Melody Maker, 2 March 1974

AL KOOPER is presumably in accord with Bob Dylan more often than not, as his playing on some the latter's best albums, like Blonde On ...

Al Kooper - Al's Big Deal and Unclaimed Freight: An Al Kooper Anthology

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 21 June 1975

AL KOOPER IS good at lots of things. ...

Southern Rock: Gone With The Trend

Report and Interview by John Swenson, Crawdaddy!, July 1975

Al Kooper may not give a damn, but with Lynyrd Skynyrd hot and the Atlanta Rhythm Section burnin', Southern Music is rising again. ...

Al Kooper: Act Like Nothing's Wrong

Review by Ben Edmonds, Phonograph Record, November 1976

TO PRESERVE WHAT little remains of a once-great dignity, I'm obligated to confess to a blatant conflict of interest in the following evaluation of Al ...

Rock Stars Talk Back

Comment by Susan Whitall, Creem, May 1977

Dozens listen. ...

Al Kooper: The Adventures Of Kooperman

Retrospective and Interview by Jeff Tamarkin, Goldmine, 18 February 1994

THE COVER of Rekooperation, Al Kooper's new album, his first in 12 years, is divided into 16 postage stamp-sized photographic portraits of the artist as ...

Interview: Al Kooper, WMMR Studios, PA.

Interview by Peter Stone Brown, unpublished, March 1994

THIS INTERVIEW was done the last week of March in 1994 at what at the time, the studio of WMMR, once the number one FM ...

Mike Bloomfield: Bloomfield's Doomed Field

Memoir by Al Kooper, Gadfly, March 2001

FOR SOME strange reason, we referred to each other by our "proper" names, Michael and Alan. To everyone else, it was Mike Bloomfield and Al ...

Bloomfield/Kooper/Stills: Rock's First Supergroup?

Retrospective by Bill Wasserzieher, ICE, January 2003

MIKE BLOOMFIELD, Al Kooper and Stephen Stills were between gigs at the time they recorded Super Session for Columbia Records in 1968, with Bloomfield having ...

Al Kooper: Al’s Big Deal/Unclaimed Freight

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, February 2005

Unsung hero's anthology of solo work and collaborations ...

Al Kooper: The Blood, The Sweat And The Tears

Profile and Interview by Johnny Black, R2/Rock'n'Reel, February 2007

"...ALMOST NO one alive has lived as much rock 'n' roll history as Mr. Kooper in his assorted lives as performer, producer, sideman, songwriter, author, ...

Eric Clapton: The Return of God

Profile and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Uncut, September 2008

To the faithful, Eric Clapton's guitar playing has always been sacred. But in 2008, from a Blind Faith reunion to a host of blazing session ...

Al Kooper on Bob Dylan's record producers Tom Wilson and Bob Johnston

Interview by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, October 2010

"In 1966 Dylan went down to Nashville for Blonde On Blonde He stayed out in the studio 10 or 12 hours. Bob never left it. ...

Bob Dylan Turns 70

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Simmons, L.A. Weekly, 12 May 2011

I'M 56 YEARS old. Old enough to remember one president's assassination and another's resignation, black people getting beaten for insisting on the right to vote ...

Kooper Sessions

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

IF HE'D DONE nothing before or after he dropped by a Bob Dylan recording session in June 1965, sat down at the Hammond organ – ...

What happened when these '60s artists decided to go solo?

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

GOING SOLO IS an ancient musical tradition. Probably there was a Gregorian monk whose yearning for the spotlight made him think, "I can do this ...


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